Looking for this year’s Australian Guineas betting tips, field and form guide? The tipsters at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.

Australian Guineas, Flemington Racecourse

Run over 1,600 metres in either late February or early March each year, the the Group 1 Australian Guineas takes place during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival. With a $1,000,000 prize purse, it attracts a quality line-up of three-year-old milers and is contested at set weights. 

Good lead-up races into the Australian Guineas field include the CS Hayes Stakes and The Vanity. Star Queensland galloper Alligator Blood (2020) was the last horse to complete the CS Hayes Stakes – Australian Guineas double as a three-year-old. 

The best three-year-olds out of the Australian Guineas may be part of the The All-Star Mile race run at various tracks around Melbourne over the same distance in March. In 2019 brilliant Tasmanian-trained filly Mystic Journey completed the Australian Guineas – The All-Star Mile double being the inaugural winner of the latter at Flemington.

As of 2024 the Australian Guineas winner is guaranteed a start in The All-Star Mile field.

In 2022 Hitotsu made history, the spring’s VRC Derby champ becoming the event’s inaugural first-up winner. He went on to frank the Australian Guineas form heading to Sydney next start to win the Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m).

In 2023 the New Zealand-trained filly Legarto became the sixth filly to win the event with the 38th running marred by the race fall of two horses.

Australian Guineas 2024 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, March 2, 2024
  • Track Location: Flemington Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Left-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,600 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Set weights
  • Qualification: Three year olds
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 1
  • Operator: Victoria Racing Club
  • Prize Purse: $1,000,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1986
  • 2024 Australian Guineas Winner: Southport Tycoon

australian guineas 2024 RESULTS

The official 2024 Australian Guineas results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday the 2nd of March, 2024. 

  1. #12 Southport Tycoon
  2. #2 Veight
  3. #1 Riff Rocket

The previous weekend’s Blue Diamond winning hoop Jamie Kah celebrated her 11th career Group 1 with a masterful ride on Ciaron Maher’s underrated colt Southport Tycoon ($19) to post an upset 2024 Australian Guineas win over Veight and the beaten Chris Waller-trained favourite Riff Rocket.

Australian Guineas Betting 2024

New Ways to Bet at neds

There are many different ways to bet on the Australian Guineas, and we have included some of the most popular options below:

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Australian Guineas
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Australian Guineas.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Australian Guineas. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the Australian Guineas, you will collect both the Win and the Place dividend. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd you will collect the Place dividend.
Quinella Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in any order, within the Australian Guineas, in order to win the Quinella.
Exacta Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the Australian Guineas to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Australian Guineas to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Australian Guineas to win the First 4.
Quadrella Bet (Quaddie) You must select the winners of four nominated races to win the Quaddie. This means you would have to select three other races apart from the Australian Guineas, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Australian Guineas in 2024

  1. Login at neds.com.au
  2. Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
  3. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on Australian Guineas Betting above).
  4. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Australian Guineas 2024 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2024 Australian Guineas will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit neds.com.au.

Timezone: all times are in Australian Eastern Standard Time

Which Horse Will Win The Australian Guineas in 2024

The best way to pick which horse will win the Australian Guineas in 2024 is to take into account their lead-up autumn racing form, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry and look at their past records at a mile. 

Additional factors to consider when picking the Australian Guineas winner include:

  • Interstate Invasion: Young horses trained outside of Melbourne have a strong recent record in the Australian Guineas results with wins by the likes of Mystic Journey (Tasmania, 2019) and Alligator Blood (Queensland, 2020). In 2023 the Australian Guineas was won by visiting New Zealand filly Legarto from across the Tasman.
  • Inside Alleys: Just three Australian Guineas winners in the last 30 odd years have jumped from wider than barrier 9.
  • CS Hayes Lead-Up: The Group 3 CS Hayes Stakes has produced more Australian Guineas champions in the past decade than any other race.

Australian Guineas Favourites 2024

Early favourites in 2024 Australian Guineas betting include the spring’s VRC Derby champion Riff Rocket coming off a surprising first-up win in the CS Hayes, the talented Ciaron Maher-trained King Colorado who was runner-up in the same key lead-up at the track, and Tony & Calvin McEvoy’s recent Group 2 Australia Stakes winner Veight

From 2007 – 2020 five Australian Guineas favourites saluted for the punters.

The most recent Australian Guineas favourites to win are: Hey Doc (2017), Mystic Journey (2019) and Alligator Blood (2020).

In 2021 history was made with Lunar Fox ($301) becoming the longest-priced Australian Group 1 winner in history.

There was also a notable upset in 2024 with Southport Tycoon winning at Australian Guineas odds of $19.

Australian Guineas 2024 Field

The official 2024 Australian Guineas field of final acceptances is announced on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below.  

The Chris Waller-trained VRC Derby champ Riff Rocket second-up off a surprise CS Hayes win at the track headlines the Australian Guineas 2024 final field at Flemington this weekend.

Australian Guineas 2024 Tips

Favourite: #1 Riff Rocket ($2.35 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Best Bet: #1 Riff Rocket to salute for the punters (see above) – BET NOW

Best Roughie: #5 Zipaway ($23 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Our exclusive 2024 Australian Guineas tips will be detailed above the week of the race and a full betting preview published on the Neds Blog.


Australian Guineas Race Day 2024

2024 Australian Guineas Day takes place on Saturday, the 2nd of March, 2024 at Flemington Racecourse.

The Group 1 Australian Guineas is the marquee race at the meeting, while the Restricted $750,000 Inglis Sprint is the second richest race on the card. The other key support race held on Australian Guineas Day is the Group 2 $300,000 Blamey Stakes (1600m) that also offers the winner a run in the All-Star Mile field.

Australian Guineas Barrier Draw 2024

The 2024 Australian Guineas barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race and will be published in our above Australian Guineas Field section. 

Australian Guineas Nominations 2024

Early Australian Guineas 2024 nominations close at 12:00 pm (AEDT) on Monday the 26th of February, 2024.

Twenty-one three-year-olds make-up the 2024 Australian Guineas nominations with the Chris Waller-trained Derby champ at the track and last start Group 3 CS Hayes winner Riff Rocket the early favourite.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 011x5158x2 MILITARIZE (NZ) C 3 Chris Waller 1 57kg 110
2 17x12121x1 RIFF ROCKET G 3 Chris Waller 2 57kg 107
3 14x1525x14 VEIGHT C 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 3 57kg 105
4 1x11x2214 QUINTESSA (NZ) F 3 Mark Walker 4 55kg 104
5 42x128412x APULIA C 3 Ben, Will & JD Hayes 5 57kg 100
6 43x11413x3 ZIPAWAY G 3 Neville Parnham 6 57kg 100
7 11x9740x22 KING COLORADO C 3 Ciaron Maher 7 57kg 96
8 44×01112 THE PENDRAGON (NZ) G 3 Michael Moroney 8 57kg 95
9 x52512413x SUNSETS C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 9 57kg 90
10 134×1 SNOW PATROL (NZ) G 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 10 57kg 90
11 1129×22 SOUTHPORT TYCOON C 3 Ciaron Maher 11 57kg 90
12 6111×9 RUN HARRY RUN G 3 Michael Moroney 12 57kg 88
13 335x9732x6 CAP FERRAT C 3 Chris Waller 13 57kg 85
14 111 IMMEDIACY (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 14 57kg 84
15 12625×3 VERDAD G 3 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock 15 57kg 81
16 317×13 LES VAMPIRES C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 16 57kg 81
17 6086×11455 HEY FAT CAT G 3 Robbie Laing 17 57kg 81
18 30413x00x0 TANNHAUSER C 3 Chris Waller 18 57kg 79
19 114 OTAGO (NZ) G 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 19 57kg 74
20 91908×3 VIESTE F 3 Benjamin Smith 20 55kg 64
21 x5167669x2 MAH ALI F 3 Benjamin Smith 21 55kg 63

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Australian Guineas Weights 2024

Set weights apply to this race. Colt and geldings run at 56.5 kg. Fillies run at 54.5 kg. The 2024 Australian Guineas weights are announced on Monday the 26th of February, 2024 with weights on the final acceptors to be published in our above Australian Guineas Field section. 

Australian Guineas Final Acceptances 2024

Final 2024 Australian Guineas acceptances must be declared before 9:30 am (AEDT) on Wednesday, the 28th of February, 2024 and will be published in our above Australian Guineas Field section. 

Australian Guineas Jockeys 2024

The final riders announcement is at 1 pm (AEDT) on Wednesday, the 28th of February, 2024 with the official 2024 Australian Guineas jockeys to be published in our above Australian Guineas Field section. 

Australian Guineas Scratchings 2024

2024 Australian Guineas scratchings close at 7:30 am (AEDT) on Saturday, the 2nd of March, 2024. 

Australian Guineas Prize Money 2024

The 2024 Australian Guineas prize purse is worth $1,000,000 in total, distributed from places first through to eighth.

Place Prize Money
1st $600,000
2nd $180,000
3rd $90,000
4th $45,000
5th $25,000
6th $20,000
7th $20,000
8th $20,000

Australian Guineas Race Number 2024

The 2024 Australian Guineas race number is scheduled as Flemington Race 8 at 4:15pm (AEDT) on Saturday the 2nd of March, 2024. There are ten races in total that day at Flemington Racecourse.

Australian Guineas Form Guide 2024

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2024 Australian Guineas Form Guide following final acceptances. 


Australian Guineas Live 2024

You can watch or listen to the 2024 Australian Guineas live, across the following mediums.

Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)

Free to air television: Channels 78 (and 68 in regional areas)

Radio: Radio Sport National

Streaming: Racing.com

Mobile: Neds App

Australian Guineas Winners

Winners of the Australian Guineas going back to the year 2000 are displayed in the table below. you can find a full list of winners, going back to 1986, on our winners page for this race.

Year Winner Trainer/s Jockey Weight Time
2024 Southport Tycoon Ciaron Maher Jamie Kah 57 kg 1:35.48
2023 Legarto Ken & Bev Kelso Michael Dee 55 kg 1:36.34
2022 Hitotsu Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 57 kg 1:36.88
2021 Lunar Fox Paul Preusker Michael Dee 57 kg 1:35.86
2020 Alligator Blood David Vandyke Ryan Maloney 56.5kg 1:34.92
2019 Mystic Journey Adam Trinder Anthony Darmanin 54.5 kg 1:35.79
2018 Grunt Mick Price Damien Oliver 56.5kg 1:34.99
2017 Hey Doc Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 56.5kg 1:34.01
2016 Palentino Darren Weir Mark Zahra 56.5kg 1:35.28
2015 Wandjina Gai Waterhouse Brett Prebble 56.5kg 1:35.14
2014 Shamus Award Danny O’Brien Craig Williams 56.5kg 1:36.41
2013 Ferlax Jim Conlan Stephen Baster 56.5kg 1:35.09
2012 Mosheen Robert Smerdon Danny Nikolic 54.5kg 1:37.06
2011 Shamrocker Danny O’Brien Glen Boss 53.5kg 1:35.33
2010 Rock Classic Bart Cummings Michael Rodd 55.5kg 1:36.80
2009 Heart Of Dreams Mick Price Craig Newitt 55.5kg 1:35.88
2008 Light Fantastic Mick Price Craig Newitt 55.5kg 1:36.41
2007 Miss Finland David Hayes Craig Williams 53kg 1:36.09
2006 Apache Cat Greg Eurell Noel Callow 55.5kg 1:34.00
2005 Al Maher Gai Waterhouse Noel Callow 55.5kg 1:34.45
2004 Reset Graeme Rogerson Danny Nikolic 55.5kg 1:34.57
2003 Delago Brom Tommy Hughes (Snr) Patrick Payne 55.5kg 1:35.93
2002 Dash For Cash Rick Hore-Lacy Scott Seamer 55.5kg 1:35.39
2001 Mr. Murphy Lee Freedman Damien Oliver 55.5kg 1:34.43
2000 Pins Clarry Conners Shane Dye 55.5kg 2:02.31